MARCH CONCERT ENDS COX CENTER TULSA’S ARENA RUN AND BEGINS BUSY MONTH OF DIVERSE EVENTS

Dance competitions, Galas, Musical Artists, Fundraising Dinners, and Family-Fun Events Offered at Downtown Tulsa Venue

Tulsa, Okla. – Cox Business Center hosts a variety of events for the March schedule ranging from a night of mystery and sleuthing, to musical performances, to dancing the night away with the many dance competitions being held.

“Memory Gala” / Ballroom / Mar. 2nd The Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Gala is an annual gala that celebrates the accomplishments and victories of all those who support, volunteer and make strides against this devastating disease. The 2018 theme is “Breaking Headlines.” For more information, please visit http://memorygala.org

2018 Primetime Dance / Exhibit Hall A / Mar. 2nd – 4th PrimeTime Dance will offer a unique competition combining professional hosting and event management experience with PrimeTime Live Finals that are fun for students of all levels. For more information, please visit http://primetimedance.net

The Avett Brothers / Arena / Mar. 2nd With their newest album, True Sadness, dominating the charts, The Avett Brothers bring their tour to the Cox Center Arena Friday, Mar. 2. This concert will be the last public, ticketed event in the Cox Center Tulsa Arena with construction to reconfigure the space beginning in July 2018. For more about the concert, please visit http://coxcentertulsa.com/event/the-avett-brothers/

2018 Tulsa Gridiron/ Assembly Hall / Mar. 2rd – For eight decades, the Tulsa Gridiron Review has entertained audiences with its irreverent wit and whimsy. Blending musical parody with sharp dialogue, the Gridiron skewers newsmakers of all sorts: from local and state politicians to those in the international arena. The 2018 Tulsa Gridiron – Fallin’s Leaving or Tweeting Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry – will provide scholarships for students seeking journalism and communication majors. For more information, please visit http://tulsagridiron.org 

JAMfest Nationals / Exhibit Halls B & C / Mar. 3rd – 4th – JAMfest Tulsa Nationals will take over two exhibit halls at Cox Center Tulsa with over nine different cheer and dance competitions. For more information about the event, please visit http://www.jamfest.com

Flo National Youth Duals  / Arena / Mar. 3rd – 4th – Held in conjunction with the Big 12 Championship, some of the nation’s best clubs will battle in a dual style tournament in the Cox Center Tulsa arena on Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4. For more information about the event, please visit www.flowrestling.org

Tulsa Cares “Red Ribbon Gala” / Ballroom / Mar. 3rd The Red Ribbon Gala serves as the largest fundraiser annually for Tulsa Cares. Tulsa Cares raises awareness and delivers social services to people affected by HIV and AIDS. Guests attending the Gala will participate in an interactive exhibit gallery, cocktails, dinner & dancing. This year’s theme is “SHIFT: Perception, Awareness, Compassion.” For more information, please visit http://redribbongala.org

MTHLA Food Fest / Assembly Hall / Mar. 8th – The Metro Tulsa Hotel & Lodging Association (MTH&LA) Food Fest fundraiser brings in top chefs to compete for the People’s Choice award, as well as the Best Dish and Best Decorated Booth. Winners will be chosen by a panel of celebrity judges: Meagan Farley from the News on 6, Sunny Lee from 98.5 KVOO, and Houston Gaither with 106.1 The Twister. Food Fest is the perfect event to mingle, eat, grab a bottle of wine at the “Wine Pull,” bid on silent auction items, and enter a raffle for a chance to win concert tickets to Niall Horan at the BOK Center. For more information, please visit http://coxcentertulsa.com/event/mthla-food-fest/

Starpower National Talent Competition/ Exhibit Hall A, Conference Hall / Mar. 9th-11th With more than 30 years of experience, Starpower features performers of all ages and levels across the globe showcase their talent. Starpower proudly welcomes studio owners, teachers, performers, and their families and friends each year. For more information, please visit https://starpowertalent.com

Family & Children’s Services “Brainiac Ball”/ Tulsa Ballroom / Mar. 9th Brainiac Ball, the smartest soiree in Tulsa, combines brains and benevolence to bring hope to those who need it most in our community, by supporting Family & Children’s Services. At this year’s event, guests will enjoy a night of mystery and sleuthing, so grab your magnifying glasses and follow the trail of clues for a thrilling night of fun. The evening begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by a seated dinner, team trivia, and a live auction. For more information, please visit http://www.brainiacball.com/about/

Union Schools Education Foundation Dinner & Auction / Ballroom / Mar. 10th South Pointe Auto Mall presents the 2018 A Night of FOCUS March 10, at Cox Business Center. Join Union friends for a night of great food, fun, and laughter as you take part in the auction of the year at the Union Schools Education Foundation Dinner & Auction. For event and ticket information, please visit https://one.bidpal.net/2018focus/ticketing

OK Business Professionals of America Conference / Exhibit Hall B / Mar. 12th – 13th – The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills. For more information please visit http://coxcentertulsa.com/event/oklahoma-business-professionals-america/

Salvation Army Booth Dinner/ Ballroom / Mar. 15th The Salvation Army’s 25th Annual William Booth Society Dinner will be Thursday, March 15 at the Cox Business Center. The William Booth Society Dinner is the largest source of funding for outreach programs including the Center of Hope homeless shelter, Christmas assistance, and the six area Boys & Girls Clubs. The speaker for the 2018 dinner will be legendary college football coach Lou Holtz. For event and ticket information, please visit http://www.salarmytulsa.org/news-updates/2018-william-booth-society-dinner/

Nexstar National Talent Dance Competition / Assembly Hall / Mar. 16th-18th Join NexStar in celebrating its 17th year in talent competitions, in a weekend event providing dance studios and dancers with the highest quality dance experience. For more information, please visit http://www.nexstarcompetition.com

Stage One Dance Competition – Tulsa Regionals / Exhibit Hall A / Mar. 23rd – 25th Stage One Dance Competition is a two-day intensive focusing on technique while being in a fun non-competitive environment, with each day focused on a different style of dance along with evenings that have events and special classes. For more information, please visit http://stageonedance.com

Mental Health Assoc. OK. “Carnivale Stars & Stripes” / Ballroom / Mar. 24thCarnivale has always been known as the “Best Party in Town.” The 2018 event supports the fight to end homelessness, especially for our veterans. Carnivale 2018 will capture the relentless spirit of a WWII-era victory celebration and include Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy-style performances and a victory celebration to support those confronting mental illness and homelessness—particularly veterans. For more information, please visit http://bestpartyintown.org

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